Pundits and unnamed politicos have long been arguing that Congress won't deal with reform in 2010. But, according to an article in today's Politico, not only is immigration reform in the mix, it's got a pretty fierce champion in the Senate: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is heading for a collision... Continue »
The quest for overhauling immigration received two very welcome lifts on New Year's Day. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, at his inauguration, pledged to help the Obama administration pass immigration reform. Continue »
With the healthcare battle still unfinished, the Obama administration has been laying plans to take up an issue that could prove even more divisive -- a major overhaul of the nation's immigration system. Continue »
"This is the bill puts an end to this kind of unchecked corruption. It is a bill that America's hardworking labor community wants. It's the bill that American employers need to operate effectively and ethically. And we owe it to them to reward the hard work they do to... Continue »
"This is a crisis. It's a crisis of human and civil rights, it's a crisis of our economy and our workforce, and it's a crisis of national security. This is why we cannot wait any longer. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity (CIR ASAP) Act of... Continue »
"We have waited patiently for a workable solution to our immigration crisis to be taken up by this Congress and our President. The time for waiting is over. This bill will be presented before Congress recesses for the holidays so that there is no excuse for inaction in the... Continue »
This past weekend, ALIPAC organized anti-amnesty "tea parties" across the country -- although perhaps "organized" is too generous a term for what turned out to be pretty weak events. It's not surprising that ALIPAC's tea parties -- 53 of them in total, according to the group—turned out to be what... Continue »
The Obama administration deserves credit for tenacity. Like Rocky Balboa after being battered and bloodied by successive bouts on Capitol Hill over health care and the economy, the administration keeps coming back for more. Now comes Barocky III: Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Continue »
The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants as it pushes early next year for legislation to overhaul the immigration system, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday. Continue »
Today, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano stressed the need to fix our nation's badly broken immigration system. Napolitano argued for a comprehensive immigration reform plan that emphasizes both strong national security provisions and a pathway to earned citizenship for the undocumented. Continue »